The Senator representing Zamfara Central District in the National Assembly, Kabiru Marafa, has advised the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to stand by the truth as regards the party’s 2018 October’s botched primaries in the state.
Marafa, who is Chairman of Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), gave the advice in a letter addressed to Oshiomhole during the weekend in reaction to his reported endorsement of the Zamfara APC faction led by Governor Abdulaziz Yari when he featured on Channels TV’s Hard Copy last Friday.
He urged the party chairman to maintain his position as a leader by standing by the truth, and not allow pressure from some interested individuals to change him.
Marafa wrote, “It’s quite unfortunate and disheartening to watch the hitherto respected comrade rubbishing his hard earned name before the whole world.
“Oshiomhole performed creditably well during the party primaries as he led the party aright to the admiration of all, including those in the opposition parties.
“He aligned himself with the masses, against some state governors who assumed the position of the Almighty in their respective states. Why do you want to change, my Comrade?
”What Oshiomhole said (on Hard Copy) was nothing but a wicked lie that can neither stand moral nor legal scrutiny.
“Records and documentary evidences are abound everywhere that APC did not conduct primaries in Zamfara state, due to the attitude of the state governor who threatened publicly to send Oshiomhole to the graveyard if he dares him.
“Oshiomhole at the peak of the controversy affirmed the fact that no primaries was conducted and his famous video of ‘primaries are to be conducted not by state governments nor by state party chairmen but by the panels sent by the partys NWC, is still very much available on the internet.
“Equally available is INEC’s letter to him (Oshiomhole) that they receive reports from their local office in Gusau that APC didn’t conduct valid primaries as at 12 am on Sunday, October 7, 2018. It was based on this fact that INEC said it wasn’t expecting candidates from (APC) and you Chief Oshiomhole responded by accepting the fact that APC didn’t conduct primaries but you did consensus! A simple google search will amplify these facts.”
Marafa also reminded Oshiomhole that Governor Yari sat in company of his state factional chairman of the APC and announced the results of his primaries live on Television and the video is still very much available on the net.
“It’s not only shocking but unbelievable that our comrade chairman, likable by all will change his narrations at the tail end of the match and this is a minus to the Comrade that i have known to be a respecter of rules and facts.”